Two years imprisonment for fake traffic accident makers
PSD / Public Relations and Mass Media Department stated that the amended law of the Penal Code of 2017, which tightened the penalty of fabricating traffic accidents for two years, was issued in the Official Gazette and will enter into force 60 days after its date.
added that this amendment, which went through all its constitutional stages and was published in the Official Gazette on August 30, 2017, came after the emergence of many cases of fabricating traffic accidents (Hit, Run over) and some people take it as a job to extort citizens and take money from them unlawfully. And to prevent such persons from committing crimes and exploiting citizens.
According to the amended law, the penalty would be imprisonment for two years and a fine of 50 dinars in cases of extortion to bring an illegal benefit if the alleged incident concerning traffic accident.
Public Security Directorate reaffirms for the citizens to follow the legal procedures stipulated by the law with any traffic accident as the sole guarantee of the rights. If there are doubts about the fabrication for the accident, do not hesitate to submit the necessary complaint to be investigated. The criminal and traffic investigators, in the CID, the Central Traffic Department and the Police Stations have sufficient competence and expertise to determine whether the accident is fabricated or not, and to take the required legal actions in accordance with the provisions of the law.